2020-2021 School Year

Chaminade Julienne offers a comprehensive retreat program led by peer leaders trained by the Ministry and Service staff. Students have the opportunity to participate in a progressive series of retreats beginning their freshman year. The retreat program at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is designed to give students at each grade level the opportunity to develop themselves spiritually and interpersonally.

Freshman Retreat

This one-day retreat focuses on the reverence for self, others and God. It is designed to be a bonding experience for the freshman class and inspire students to move beyond simple respect, and cultivate reverence for God and all of God's creation. This retreat is required for all freshman students.

Sophmore Retreat

This one-day retreat for sophomores focuses on what it means to be One in Christ. Students are given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of trust, community, acceptance of others and beings created in God’s image and likeness. Through reflection, prayer and activities, students will come to recognize the beauty and importance of diversity in our world and what it means to be one in Christ. This retreat is required for all sophomore students.

Junior Retreat

An optional one day retreat for juniors challenges students to journey deeper into knowing themselves, building relationships with others and discovering Christ in their lives. A low-ropes course and an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation are integral parts of the retreat.

Additional Information

All retreats are subject to change.

All retreats will follow CJ’s COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the health and safety of every student.

Senior Retreat - Kairos

Kairos is an optional three-day experience for seniors which is held at Bergamo Retreat Center on the ground of Mount Saint John in Beavercreek. Students will each have their own individual rooms for their overnight stay. The Kairos experience allows students and faculty to connect on a powerfully deep level and explore their relationship to one another and to God. Students experience faith witnesses, prayer services, small group activities, Mass and Reconciliation. Alumni often tell us that they consider this retreat a spiritually powerful component of their high school experience at CJ.